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Diabetes linked to physical disability
Diabetes linked to physical disability (August 8, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Australia - A new report published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology finds that older adults with diabetes are at significant increased risk of physical disability. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis, comprised of 26 studies that examined the link between diabetes and disability. Results showed that those with diabetes were around 50-80% more likely to develop physical disability, when compared to those without diabetes. Though the studies did not differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, most of the study participants were over 65--a cohort in which type 2 diabetes is more prevalent.
 
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